Supporting Alberta Golf
Since 1912, Alberta Golf has received tremendous support from hundreds of individuals, foundations and corporations in delivering on its mission. As a result, we have collectively grown the game to a point where we now exceed 300,000 players in the province…
As our Association continues to evolve and serve all golfers in every corner of the province, we have identified four pillars in which to categorize our programs, events, investment levels and associated return.
FOUNDERS Our founding individuals and partners provide scholarship programs for junior golfers, help to identify and deliver educational opportunities for our volunteers, courageously drive widespread support for the golf industry and leave a lasting legacy in which we hope others will follow.
SUPPORTERS Our sponsors have always seen their investment go further than originally anticipated as a result of the additional exposure generated through our Media Days, website, and on-site collateral materials. Our communication plan reaches over 50,000 members through our database of 30,000 email addresses.
BUILDERS The continued development of Alberta Golf programs relies on the relentless efforts and financial support received from our builders. These investments into our volunteer recruitment, training and delivery programs allows us to expand our capacity and reach more golfers through innovative community outreach initiatives.
CHAMPIONS Giving back has long been a tradition in our province and the decorated individuals who have achieved success in golf have always found a way to share their success with others. The examples of excellence shared during Alberta Golf events and competitions help to inspire individuals of all abilities to succeed in golf and in life.
The Alberta Golf Foundation (AGF) is focused on supporting students interested in some aspect of golf on their path to pursue a postsecondary education.
Each year the AGF awards upwards of 40 scholarships and over $50,000 to deserving applicants. These scholarships are awarded due to the contributions of competitors, endowments from loyal patrons, supporters of the game and a casino fundraising initiative. Since the AGF was established it has supported over 400 individuals with over $600,000 in scholarships funds.
“Receiving a scholarship from the Alberta Golf Foundation has relieved the financial burden of university and allowed me to focus on my education. Through the aid of the scholarship, I have been able to reach my goals and achieve a GPA that I am proud of. I am very grateful to have been chosen to receive a scholarship, as it has truly made a difference in my life.” – Chloe Mansfield, AGF Scholarship Recipient
Alberta Golf produces an Annual Report for the AGF which is distribution at the Annual General Meeting. Electronic versions of the Annual Report can be found below. Skip to page 34 for the Alberta Golf Foundation President’s Report and Financial Statements.
2017 Scholarship Program
Please fill out the scholarship application completely.
2017 Scholarship Application – Online Version – closed
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The application period is now closed for 2017.
Other Scholarship Opportunities
Golf Canada Foundation Scholarships The Golf Canada Foundation is the leading source for golf philanthropy in Canada, awarding more than $2.5 million in grants and scholarships since 1982. The Foundation’s mission is to support and promote programs that increase participation in golf by engaging players of all ages and abilities across the country.
Pat Fletcher Scholarship Foundation The Pat Fletcher Scholarship Foundation is a charitable organization that grants post-secondary scholarships to deserving young Canadians who show an ability as golfers. And while the Foundation focuses its efforts on reaching out to young people with an interest and ability in golf, the Foundation does not exist to only empower young golfers to become better golfers. The Foundation exists to empower young golfers to become better people – champions of their generation. Since the foundation’s inception in 1985, they have awarded 393 scholarships to young Canadian golfers, helping them to reach their highest potential, not only in golf, but in life. And, with the help of friends and supporters such as you, they look forward to building on that number.
PGA of Alberta Scholarships The PGA of Alberta has a post-secondary scholarship program for junior golfers. Scholarships are awarded to those junior boys and girls who meet or exceed the scholarship criteria and winners are recognized at the annual buying show in October. This program has presented 50 scholarships since 1998.
2016 Scholarship Recipients
The AGF was pleased to receive a very high number of scholarship applications this year. Special thanks are extended to all of the patrons who support the scholarship program on an annual basis and to the volunteers who assisted us with our Casino Fundraiser for the foundation. This enables us to maintain our strong scholarship program and increase our awards on a yearly basis. Below is a listing of this year’s award winners and their scholarship bursaries. Candidates are selected based on financial need, academic standing, as well as volunteer work and references. A total of $54,000.00 has been awarded to the applicants below:
|Alissa Kuhn||University of Lethbridge||AGF|
|Allan Pruss||University of Jamestown||AGF|
|Amanda Sha||University of Alberta||AGF|
|Andrew Chelack||Univeristy of Calgary||Charles C. Reid|
|Andrew Harrison||University of British Columbia||Frank Lindsay|
|Barrett Belland||MacEwan University||AGF|
|Brandon Murphy||Univeristy of Calgary||AGF|
|Brendan Kuny||University of Alberta||AGF|
|Bria Jansen||Troy University||Lola Rozsa|
|Carolyn Lee||University of British Columbia||Charles C. Reid|
|Celine Copeland||Mount Royal University||Charles C. Reid|
|Claire Emery||University of British Columbia||AGF|
|Conaire Kehoe||University of British Columbia||Bob Rintoul|
|Courtney Dickson||University of Lethbridge||Charles C. Reid|
|Dalton Ronan||University of Alberta||AGF|
|Daria Leidenius||Holland College||McLennan Ross|
|Elliot Saive||University of Alberta||AGF|
|Erin Martens||Sonoma State University||Charles C. Reid|
|Hamzah Naeem||Univeristy of Calgary||AGF|
|Heather Gisi||University of Lethbridge||AGF|
|Jack Pengelly||University of Calgary||Jeff Llewellyn|
|Jack Wood||University of British Columbia||AGF|
|Jolene Freerksen||Southern Wesleyan University||Charles C. Reid|
|Julie Kuhn||University of Alberta||Lola Rozsa|
|Kat Kennedy||University of British Columbia||Sun Life|
|Kate Martens||University of Victoria||AGF|
|Katie Benoit||University of Lethbridge||Christa Spahmann|
|Kevin Gfrerer||Golf Academy of America – San Diego||R.E. Courage|
|Lindsay Almberg||University of Alberta||AGF|
|Luke Scanlon||Mount Royal University||AGF|
|Mackenzie Walker||University of British Columbia||AGF|
|Melanie Murchison||University of Victoria||McLennan Ross|
|Michael Pruss||University of Jamestown||AGF|
|Nathan Nobert||University of Alberta – Augustana Campus||AGF|
|Patrick Gobran||Longwood University||Charles C. Reid|
|Peter Keith||University of Alberta||AGF|
|Quinn Ceplis||University of Calgary||AGF|
|Rachel Wiebe||MacEwan University||AGF|
|Scott McNichol||University of Calgary||AGF|
|Shaye Leidenius||Red Deer College||Charles C. Reid|
|Sydney Weber||University of British Columbia||AGF|
|Tyler Saunders||University of Nevada – Reno||AGF|
|Tyler Vandermeer||University of Alberta||Charles C. Reid|
Individual and corporate donations are greatly appreciated and charitable tax receipts are provided. Supporters of the game of golf are invited to contact the AGF for more information on how to establish a legacy of their own. Thank you to the following patrons:
- Charles C. Reid Foundation
- Frank Lindsay Memorial Foundation
- McLennan Ross Sun Junior Golf Tour
- R.E. Courage Memorial Fund
- Christa Spahmann Memorial
- Lola Rozsa
- Jeff Llewellyn Memorial Fund
- Sun Life Financial
- Bob Rintoul Memorial Fund